In New York State, there are different levels of DWI charges that a driver can face when arrested. If convicted and depending on the circumstances, a driver will deal with fines, be sent to jail, lose driving privileges and more.
Since texting and driving and other activities involving the use of a smartphone while behind the wheel are statistically shown to be the cause of a great number of crashes, law enforcement and governmental agencies are taking steps to dissuade drivers from the practice.
Drivers in New York State who receive a citation for committing certain violations behind the wheel will be likely have points assessed on their driver's license. People might have a vague notion of what that means, but do not fully understand how much of a costly inconvenience the accumulation of points on a license can be. It can lead to a suspended license or a revoked license. Insurance will be increased and other problems can arise. Legal help is beneficial in a traffic case.